In Kenya Price of top tea grade eases at weekly sale

Kenya is the world's leading exporter of black tea and the crop is its top foreign exchange earner.

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A worker processes tea leaves on a machine inside the Kagwe tea factory in Githunguri, 30 km (18 miles) from Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 6, 2012. play A worker processes tea leaves on a machine inside the Kagwe tea factory in Githunguri, 30 km (18 miles) from Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)
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The maximum price of the top grade Kenyan tea, Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s), eased at this week's sale, Africa Tea Brokers said.

Kenya is the world's leading exporter of black tea and the crop is its top foreign exchange earner.

Following are tea prices from the Mombasa auction, held on Monday and Tuesday where tea from other producers in the region was also sold:

 

TEA (BEST GRADES) PRICES THIS WEEK PRICES LAST AUCTION IN DOLLARS/KG IN DOLLARS/KG

BP1 2.00-3.30 2.15-3.60 PF1 2.22-2.82 2.36-3.92 PD 2.18-3.20 2.20-3.26 D1 3.18-3.52 3.15-3.69

Note: BP1: Best Broken Pekoe Ones PF1: Best Brighter Pekoe Fanning Ones PD: Pekoe Dusts D1: Dusts

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